OUR ARTISTS

Waddell Smith

Born in Calgary, Alberta, Waddell Smith is a member of the Blackfoot Tribe, Siksika Nation.  Smith is known for producing, writing and performing original material and is currently signed to Down Beat Productions recording label as a rapper, singer, songwriter and record producer.  The rapper, aka WS1, is also associated with producer/rapper True JRC, forming the underground hip-hop duo known as True Underground Natives (True UGN).

 

As a solo artist he often switches genres and performs just as well when he sings his own style of grunge/rock music.  Prior to founding Down Beat Productions, Smith was already developing his skills as an artist, performer and producer.  From 2007 to 2010 he released 2 hip hop albums, 1 alternative album and 1 metal album - all of which were self-produced with underground quality.  The self-taught producer decided to create his own music label as a platform for his future projects and to help promote indigenous talent.

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Kimiwan

Raine Morin a.k.a. “kimiwan” is an Indigenous performing artist with extensive experience as an actor, and as a musician - singer, songwriter, recording artist, and performer. She has performed original music at many events in Western Canada including Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba.  She has worked as a sound designer for Saskatchewan Native Theatre Company’s production Indian Time. She enjoys exploring all aspects of the music and theatre industries and continues to develop her talents.

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